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Shropshire Council recognises how important the role of parents and carers is, and how difficult that role can be without the knowledge of appropriate strategies that can be used to deal with everyday parenting challenges. The Parenting Team offers a variety of services to support parents.
FREE Brightstar Boxing Sessions
Free boxing sessions for 10-16 year-olds every Friday from 4.30pm to 6pm at the Severn Centre in Highley.
Student Health Guide
SHG has been designed for schools, colleges, and universities to help develop students’ knowledge, understanding and resilience across six health and wellbeing topics: Mind, Body, Fuel, Fitness, Sex and Life.
The magazine has been created by award-winning behaviour change experts and medical professionals to offer students a single resource that recognises the interconnected nature of physical and mental health.
Working closely with the Community Safety Partnership, the publishing team has made sure that the content and signposting is local to Shropshire.
Kooth's Guide to Loneliness
The cause of loneliness varies from person to person, and how it is experienced is unique to each individual.
Some of us feel lonely if we don’t have regular contact with people, or we don’t have a big circle of friends. Some of us can be surrounded by people, but can’t seem to connect with them or feel ourselves.
These are different situations, but they can both trigger feelings of loneliness. Download Kooth's guide to loneliness to find out more.
Kooth's Significant Incident Resource for Under 18s
The key message is to let you know that you are not alone and the team at Kooth has prepare a guide to offer some support and advice.
Changes to how you think, feel, and behave are a totally natural response to any traumatic event, however connected you feel to what happened. And while everyone is different, the guide gives an idea of what to look out for.
Child Exploitation in Shropshire
It includes helpful information on what to look out for, what you can do as a member of the community and how to report your concerns. Download leaflet here
If you think a child or young person is being harmed or is at risk of being harmed you must contact Children's Services and tell them your concerns. Alternatively, it might be you who is being harmed. Don't delay, please get help straight away.
You can report your concerns by calling 0345 678 9021 or 0345 678 9040 if out of office hours.
Visit www.shropshire.gov.uk/childrens-social-care-and-health for more information.
If anyone is at risk of immediate harm, call 999
GOV.UK ParentWise Campaign
It has been designed to help them spot the signs that something could be wrong and empower and reassure them to act if they are worried.
Parents and carers have access to a dedicated resource with links to help and support, as well as advice on what to do when noting a change in a child’s behaviour.
For further online support resources aimed at 11 to 16-year-olds, please visit our Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources page